Oct. 17, 2009
Final Stats |
BULLDOG NOTES:San Jose State improved its all-time record to 38-33-3 against the rival Spartans with 15 wins in the last 16 games. The Dogs has outscored the Spartans by an average margin of victory of 27 points in their last seven home games, all wins in the Pat Hill era.
San Jose State scored its first touchdown in less than 90 seconds after a Bulldog turnover on their first offensive play. It was the fastest an opponent has scored on the Dogs to start a game this season.
Ryan Mathews rushed for 233 yards in 20 carries, 1 yard shy of his career-high set earlier this season vs. Boise State. He broke the Bulldog school record for consecutive 100-yards games with his sixth. He reached the century mark midway on the second quarter and has 194 yards at halftime, the second-most he'd had in a game in his career. He has 974 yards through six games, for an average of 162 yards per game. Mathews entered the game leading the NCAA in rushing yards, 148.2 per game.
The Dogs continue to be one of the nation's top teams in blocking kicks. With a blocked punt by Seyi Ajirotutu and an assist from Anthony Harding late in the second quarter, the Dogs have not blocked 82 in the Pat Hill era. Since 2002, the Dogs lead the NCAA with 47 blocks.
Devon Wylie caught his team-leading fourth touchdown pass in the first quarter. He slipped behind the Spartan's defense for a 27-yard reception from Ryan Colburn. It was Colburn's 10th touchdown pass of the season. Colburn added his 11th touchdown in the second quarter to Marlon Moore.
The Spartans scored more points in the first quarter than they did in the last two games combined against the Bulldogs. Fresno State shutout the Spartans 30-0 in 2007 and won 24-10 in San Jose last season, posting a second-half shutout.
Freshman running back Robbie Rouse has scored three touchdowns in the last two games with a 3-yard run up the middle in the second quarter of tonight's game.
Robert Malone had his longest punt of the season, 64 yards, the second-longest of his career. Last year he had career-best 74-yard punts against the Spartans. He has one of his best performances as a Bulldog with an average of 54.0 yards per punt.
Sophomore kicker Kevin Goessling added two 40-plus yard field goals to his totals for the season. He has made 14 of his last 16 attempts and for the season is 7-of-8. His two field goals were from 40 and 46 yards.
"We Are Your Team" - Your Fresno State Bulldogs will be heading south to take on the New Mexico State Aggies on Saturday, October 24 at 7:15 p.m. This intense match-up can be seen nationally on ESPNU. The Dogs will return home on October 31 to take on Utah State Aggies. Tickets can be purchased at the Bulldog Ticket Office, by calling 278-DOGS or online at GoBulldogs.com.